Ergonomic mice help reduce the pain that develops from making repetitive movements all day. Flat mice and ones that don't conform to the shape of your hand can make life miserable for you. This is especially true for those of use with larger hands!
I've discovered that the most comfortable mice are not traditional office mice, but rather gaming variants. I believe this must be due to the fact that gamers are moving their mice rapidly throughout each gaming session for hours on end. Although most high-end mice are pretty expensive, over $100+ there are some that are just as comfortable for about half that price.
I've purchased around 15 or mice from all sorts manufacturers (Razer, Corsair, Roccat, etc.) and have narrowed it down to 5 mice that will make your life much easier. Here are the 5 most comfortable mice ever!
The Razer Naga is a fairly large mouse that comes with 3 interchangeable side plates. Thes plates allow you to have either 12, 6, or 2 buttons on the left side of the mouse. The most comfortable of these is the two-button option as it comes with a grip pad for your thumb.
This mouse has a built-in ring rest that feels great on your hands. It also has an additional grip pad for your pinky finger on the side. The main downside to this mouse is that the scroll wheel is recessed too low into the body of the mouse.
I use the tilt click function of the scroll wheel often so this is a bit of a nuisance for me. Overall though, its an extremely comfortable mouse for people with medium to large hands.
The Roccat Kone Pro is encased in very smooth material that feels great to touch. The body of the mouse is much higher and wider than the Razer Naga which makes it fit into my hands much easier. Another great feature are the side two buttons, they are large, and are very nicely placed next to where my thumb rests.
The best feature of this mouse is its thumb rest. This thumb rest literally hugs your thumb the entire time you use it. The scroll wheel also rests high enough that I didn't have to strain my finger to tilt click.
It, unfortunately, does not have a pinky rest like the Razer Naga but the thumb rest is so great that I can overlook this flaw.
The only mouse with a thumb rest superior to the Razer Basilisk is the MX Master 3s. The entire body is encased in a rubberized material that makes it easy to grip. Also the body of the mouse sits at an angle that feels very natural in my hands.
The thumb rest is big enough to keep your thumb from dragging along the your desk. But there is no support for your ring finger or pinky. Those fingers awkwardly slide about as I navigated through documents.
The most comfortable mouse and ironically the cheapest on this list is the Red Dragon Elite M913. This large mouse comes with a thumb, ring, and pinky rest. This means that all your fingers will be supported and never touch your mouse pad.
This type of support is extremely comfortable, especially for someone like me that spends anywhere from 8 - 10 hours a day on the computer. The main drawback of this mouse is that the buttons on my model were too hard to press. I presume it was engineered to prevent accidental clicks but the amount of force needed to click a button is excessive in my opinion.
Generally, when people are comfortable, they are happy. And happy people are more productive. Focus on increasing your level of comfort during any tasks and you will see your ability to complete tasks successfully increase tremendously.
Comfortable mice are an indispensable tool for engineers, writers, and anyone who spends a lot of time working from their computers.
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